How to take Saxenda
Saxenda is a medication used for weight management in overweight or adults living with obesity with weight-related medical problems. It contains liraglutide, which helps regulate appetite and metabolism. Patients can self-administer it once a day using a pre-filled pen and gradually increase their dose until they reach a maximum of 3mg per day.
This gradual dose increase can help clients adjust to any gastrointestinal side effects, such as nausea and diarrhea, which are common in the first few weeks of treatment. If you experience severe or persistent gastrointestinal side effects, please contact us through our WaitLess on-demand service or by email at email@example.com.
Once a client reaches the maintenance dose of 3 mg per day, they should continue that dose for as long as the medication is needed. If a dose is missed, clients should take the missed dose as soon as they remember, unless it is close to the time of their next scheduled dose. Clients should not take two doses of Saxenda at the same time to make up for a missed dose.
Saxenda should be taken alongside CheqUp’s full weight management programme and combine a reduced-calorie diet with an increase their physical activity to help with weight loss. Saxenda is not a substitute for these lifestyle changes, but rather an adjunct to them.
Published: 25 February 2023